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One Word Substitutions

Substitution is also a variant of vocabulary test. In this test, you are required to use one word for a sentence or a part of a sentence. 
There are certain specific words that stand for a group of words or indicate a place, a situation or state of mind. In fact, substitution plays agreat role in achieving brevity of speech and writing. To communicate effectively in minimum time it is very important to acquire knowledge in this area, it also enhances the proficiency of the language. 

Thus, this art helps you adjust to the contemporary situation. You can master it by the usual process of learning it and committing it to memory by constant use and rigorous practice.
  

Some Substitutes:
1. One who looks at the bright side of things - Optimist

2. One who looks at the dark side of things - Pessimist

3. One who does not believe in God - Atheist

4. One who believes in God - Theist

5. One who knows everything - Omniscient

6. One who is present everything - Omnipresent

7. One who is all powerful - Omnipotent

8. One who cannot read and write - Illiterate

9. One who loves mankind - Philanthropist

10. One who hates mankind - Misanthropist

11. One who is out to destroy the government - Anarchist

12. One who eats human flesh - Cannibal

13. One who lives on flesh - Carnivorous

14. One who lives at the same time - Contemporary

15. One who is eighty years old - Octogenarian

16. One for whom the world is a home - Cosmopolitan

17. One who is indifferent to pain and pleasure - Stoic

18. One who champions the cause of women - Feminist

19. One who is given to pleasures of the flesh - Epicure

20. One that lives on others - Parasite

21. One who is sympathetic to mankind - Humanitarian

22. One who walks on foot - Pedestrian

23. One who studies things of the past - Antiquarian

24. One who is gifted with several talents - Versatile

25. One who is new to a profession - Novice

26. One who settles in another country - Immigrant

27. One who knows many languages - Polyglot

28. One who carves in stones - Sculptor

29. One who cures eye diseases - Oculist

30. One who collects postage stamps - Philatelist

31. One who mends shoes - Cobbler

32. One who compiles a dictionary - Lexicographer

33. One who retires from society to live a solitary life - Recluse

34. One who has special skill in judging art, music, etc. - Connoisseur

35. One who is devoted to the pleasures of eating and drinking - Epicure

36. Liable to catch fire easily - Inflammable

37. That which can be carried - Portable

38. Incapable of being corrected - Incorrigible

39. The animals of a certain region - Fauna

40. The plants and vegetation of a region - Incombustible

41. An instrument for seeing distant things - Telescope

42. A disease that ends in death - Fatal

43. A person suffering from nervous breakdown - Neurotic

44. A book or paper written by hand - Manuscript

45. A word no longer in use - Obsolete

46. An instrument for detecting earthquakes - Seismograph

47. An instrument for measuring gases - Manometer

48. The property left to someone by a will - Legacy

49. Promise given by a prisoner not to escape - Parole

50. An exaggerated statement - Hyperbole

51. A nation that goes to war - Belligerent

52. A person who lives in a foreign country - Alien

53. A list of things to be discussed at a meeting - Agenda

54. One who is complete self satisfied - Complacent

55. Simple and easily deceived - Gullible

56. One who has delusions of one's grandeur - Megalomaniac

57. One who is chivalrous, idealistic and unpractical - Quixotic

58. One who gets pleasure in others' trouble and pain - Sadistic

59. The tendency to postpone things for future - Procrastination

60. One who is interested in the welfare of other people - Altruist

61. One who believes in keeping things as they are - Conservative

62. Understanding without the interference of feelings - Empathy

63. An embarrassing mistake - A faux pass

64. A medley or heterogeneous mixture of great variety - Potpourri

65. A washing or cleansing of the body especially in a religious ceremony - Ablution

66. A legal defence by which an accused person tries to show that he was somewhere else when the crime was committed - Alibi

67. A speech uttered by one person - Monologue

68. Mental derangement confined to one idea - Monomania

69. Exclusive possession or control of any one thing - Monopoly

70. The group, especially in the arts, regarded as being the most experimental - Avantgarde

71. A connoisseur of food and drink - Gourmet

72. A person or thing that goes before and announces the coming of something - Harbinger

73. An odd, atypical or eccentric train - Idiosyncrasy

74. Not planned ahead of time - Impromptu

75. To compensate a person, etc., for loss or damage - Indigenous

76. A time between periods or events - Interim

77. A plan for or the route to be followed on a journey - Itinerary

78. A group of persons who band together for some secret purpose, especially for political intrigue - Junta

79. A short journey for pleasure - Jaunt

80. A swiftly changing scene or pattern - Kaleidoscope

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